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Bug 77507

Summary: kernel update 2.2.22-6.2.2enterprise (i686) won't allow raise on ulimit -c for non root users
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo <carenas>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 6.2   
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Hardware: i686   
OS: Linux   
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Description Flags
patch to /etc/profile to set the core to the new maximum (package setup) none

Description Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2002-11-08 03:03:46 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; Q312461; .NET 
CLR 1.0.3705)

Description of problem:
when normal user logs in /etc/profile (as on the default setup package for 
RedHat 6.2) runs and try to setup ulimit -c 1000000, the hardlimit is set to 
500000, so this call always fails with the following message:

ulimit: cannot raise limit: Operation not permitted

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. login as root
2. su -l ${NORMALUSER}

Actual Results:  ulimit: cannot raise limit: Operation not permitted

Expected Results:  no error

Additional info:

considering that an error message is being shown on what is a normal procedure 
that was working before the kernel upgrade, a patch to fix the /etc/profile to 
reflect this new core size limit should be applied on postinstallation or the 
core size kept as it was before.

Comment 1 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2002-11-08 03:08:08 UTC
Created attachment 84145 [details]
patch to /etc/profile to set the core to the new maximum (package setup)

Comment 2 Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2002-11-08 03:09:25 UTC
only tested with the i686 enterprise kernel

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:10 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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